All-new 2016 Lotus 3-Eleven debuts at Goodwood - quickest production Lotus road car ever

Lotus 3-Eleven is a new generation of Lotus high performance sports cars. It is company’s quickest and most expensive series production car ever offered in two versions, Road and Race, both developed through Lotus Motorsport.

Keeping close to Lotus’ track roots, the new vehicle features an all-new lightweight body, with an open cockpit design and a revised 3.5-litre V6 supercharged engine developing 450 hp.

With a dry weight of below 900 kg (the Race version), the 3-Eleven offers a power to weight ratio, in excess of 500 hp per tonne, and is capable of accelerating from 0-60mph in less than 3.0 seconds before reaching a top speed of 174mph for the Race version and 180mph for the Road version.

The Race version is based on the Road model and includes a more aggressive aero kit, a sequential gearbox and an FIA approved driver’s seat with a six-point harness.

The Lotus 3-Eleven’s suspension features lightweight, double-wishbones front and rear, adjustable front anti-roll bar and Eibach springs with Öhlins adjustable dampers, allowing owners to fine tune the vehicle’s handling characteristics.

The Road version uses a close-ratio six-speed manual gearbox with a Torsen-type limited slip differential, featuring a performance clutch assembly and oil cooler, while the Race model has a 6-speed sequential transmission with a semi-dry sump, oil cooler, limited slip differential and paddle shift.

The new Lotus 3-Eleven will enter production in February 2016. Production will be limited to just 311 vehicles in total.

Prices start at £82,000 for the Road version and £115,200 for the Race version with production limited to just 311 vehicles in total.

2016 Lotus 3-Eleven cockpit

2016 Lotus 3-Eleven on the track side

2016 Lotus 3-Eleven on the track rear 2

2016 Lotus 3-Eleven on the track rear

2016 Lotus 3-Eleven on the track front

2016 Lotus 3-Eleven on the track

2016 Lotus 3-Eleven at Goodwood

 


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